Court: Hungarian authorities failed to protect Roma against racist abuse during anti-Roma demo

In its judgement in the case of Király and Dömötör v. Hungary (application no. 10851/13), the court declared that “the applicants’ psychological integrity had not been effectively protected against what had amounted to nothing less than organised intimidation of the Roma community, by means of a paramilitary parade, verbal threats and speeches advocating a policy of racial segregation.

Nils Muižnieks: Adoption of migrant reforms will tarnish Slovenia

The Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, has written to Dr Milan Brglez, the President of the National Assembly of Slovenia to warn law-makers that their adoption of the changes would “tarnish” the country’s image.

Georgia: Court backs 13 Jehovah’s Witnesses in religious discrimination human rights dispute

The applicants submitted that in 2000 and 2001 they had been the victims of various instances of intimidation and aggression towards Jehovah’s Witnesses either by Orthodox religious extremists or by the authorities, including the police.

Russia: Pedro Agramunt – “The voice of MPs from all Europe’s 47 countries must be heard in the Assembly”

” The Parliamentary Assembly brings together 47 member States of the CoE, not 46,” said Parliamentary Assembly president Pedro Agramunt, at the end of his visit to Russia.

Russia: Jagland warns against “regression” of decriminalising domestic violence

In a letter to the Chairpersons of the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Jagland states: “I call upon you to do anything within your powers to strengthen the right of Russian families to live free from violence and intimidation.